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Meet our Elders



Preaching Elder

Jake has been married to his wife, Hannah, since 2014. They have four kids: Emma, James, Lilly, and Jordan. Jake earned his Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. When he has some free time, Jake enjoys spending time with his family, reading, hiking, making music and watching the Green Bay Packers.



Brian was married to his wife Melissa in June 2000, and has three children, McKenna, Breanna, and Brayden. Brian attended Ed-Co High School, and graduated college from the University of Iowa.  Following college, he served in the Air Force for eight years, and then moved back to Iowa in 2006. Brian is currently employed at Pieco Incorporated, and enjoys being in the outdoors hunting, fishing, golfing, and camping with his family.

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Neal was married to his wife Carrie in June 2015. They have three children: Braxton, Evelyn, and Royce. Neal attended Maquoketa Valley and attended college at the University of Wartburg.  Following college, he worked in the agricultural industry in Minnesota and Iowa. Neal is currently employed through the Department of Public Safety and enjoys time with his family. When he has a free moment, he spends it hunting, fishing, and riding horses.



Taylor has been married to his wife, Ellen, since 2016. They have one child on the way (at the time of writing this!). Taylor attended Central High School in Elkader and graduated from Yellowstone Christian College (now known as Montana Christian College) with a B.A. in Christian Leadership and Biblical Studies. Taylor is employed at Runde Auto Group. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, going to movies with Ellen, golfing, reading, and playing cards or board games.

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